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Rare earth metals, January 2011

Published Friday, January 1, 2010

This POSTnote examines the debate on future supplies of a group of elements known as the Rare Earth Metals which have become a highly sought-after resource for high-technology and low carbon industries and discusses the UK and international response.

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Topics: Research and innovation, Telecommunications

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